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Mass Shooting at High School Graduation in Virginia

A 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a group of high school graduating students and their guardians at Monroe Park in Richmond, Virginia yesterday.


The shooting happened during the commencement event of Huguenot High School at Monroe Park where the attendees were taking photographs.

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According to a report by CNN, the gunman killed two people, an 18-year-old graduate, and his 36-year-old father who had attended the event, injuring five others who were at the park at the time.

Mass Shooting at High School Graduation in Virginia.
Monroe Park in Richmond Virginia. Photo: Reuters

Police have not revealed the names of the victims but say that the suspect has been taken into custody and is set to be charged with second-degree murder. The suspect is alleged to have had a feud with one of the attendees of the event and had come to settle the score.

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The police chief, Rick Edwards, who spoke to news sources, said that the act by the gunman was selfish and was inflicting terror on the community. He said that the community should have been a safe space for everyone and the 19-year-old suspect caused serious harm to the citizens.

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The United States has been dealing with gun violence for a long time with citizens pushing for the amendment of gun laws. The amendment of gun laws has been a contentious debate even amidst numerous mass shootings including the recent shooting in South Florida and another shooting in a mall in Texas that killed eight.


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